Publisher Tozai Games has confirmed a July 13, 2017, launch date for Lode Runner Legacy. The latest edition in the Lode Runner franchise features all of the series’ signature high-adrenaline gameplay with updated Voxel-style visuals and powerful new editors that allow players to create their own Runners and items.
Lode Runner Legacy will be available for the Windows PC platform on Steam.
About Lode Runner
Named one of “The Greatest Games of All Time” by GameSpot, Lode Runner was created in 1983 by Doug Smith while a student at the University of Washington. The game was not only an award-winning bestseller, but also a significant milestone that influenced many in the video game industry. Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, said of the game, “My favorite for many, many years. Every level was a real puzzle with its own mechanics, its own dynamics, its own kind of solution. … I can’t imagine any other game with such inventive and unusual design.”
In a tribute to Smith after his death in 2014, US Gamer editor-in-chief Jeremy Parish commented, “[He] created one of the most innovative formative works of the medium, a game that managed to transcend international boundaries and become a beloved classic among American PC gamers and Japanese console fanatics alike.”